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Organic Food Is the Answer Says Maria Rodale

September 16, 2011 by Marc Gunther
Organic Manifesto

“If you do just one thing–make one conscious choice–that can change the world, go organic….No other single choice you can make to improve the health of your family and the planet will have greater positive repercussions for our future.” That’s a bold statement. Is eating organic more important than avoiding meat, stopping coal plants, biking instead of driving or donating to worthy causes?[read more]

Organic Food Is Not the Answer Says Steve Savage

September 15, 2011 by Marc Gunther
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Photo: Natalie Maynor/Flickr (Creative Commons)

Steve is a Stanford-trained biologist with a PhD in plant science from the University of California at Davis. He’s a prominent critic of those who make big claims on behalf of organic agriculture. (See, for example, yesterday’s blogpost, Maria Rodale: Why organic food is the answer) Organic agriculture won’t save the planet, he says. What’s more, and this is important, it won’t feed the planet.[read more]